Reproductive Coercion and Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse

Room G01
Alan Gilbert Building
161 Barry Street
University of Melbourne


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This event is presented by the Melbourne research Alliance to End Violence against women and their children (MAEVe).

It is estimated that one in five Australian women has experienced some form of sexual violence in her adult lifetime. In most cases, the perpetrator is male, typically a known person such as a family member, friend, or intimate partner. A recent study suggests that it is not just rape or completed sexual assault that is associated with poor mental health; other,  more subtle, types of sexual violence, such as coercion, also have serious negative effects on women’s mental well-being.

This month’s panellists will discuss a variety of research and practice in responding to adult sexual violence.